|A motorbike rider stung by a "nail trap" on HCM City's National Highway No 1. — Photo kinhtedothi.vn|
HCM CITY — The National Traffic Safety Committee has asked the Traffic Safety Department in HCM City and Bình Dương Province to verify media reports on nails spread along stretches of National Highway No 1.
Thanh Niên (Youth) newspaper recently reported that the nails, which were set as a trap for those travelling on the road to damage their tyres, have been found along a section of National Highway No 1 passing through HCM City and Bình Dương Province.
Nails were found mostly on the section from HCM City's new Miền Đông (Eastern) Bus Station to the National Historical and Cultural Park in Di An Township, Bình Dương Province.
This act is designed to gain illicit profits and seriously threaten traffic safety for people and means of transport, according to the traffic committee.
Localities were required to verify the newspaper's report and strictly handle individuals who commit violations (if any) and determine the responsibility of relevant agencies in managing traffic order and safety in their localities.
Localities should strengthen patrols and handle violations related to traffic safety and ensure people comply with traffic laws.
Residents who volunteered to collect the sharp objects should be commended.
Police in southern Đồng Nai Province’s Biên Hoà City recently detained and started legal proceedings against a mechanic for deliberately damaging other people's property by spreading nails on National Highway No 51.
The mechanic admitted he purchased the metal shards to cut them into sharp nails and spread them along National Highway No 51 near his shop, aiming to earn a profit from fixing flat tyres of his victims. — VNS